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Global hop market

A local alternative to mass beer suggested by independent brewers has been successful and is now altering the global market. Beer is becoming more diversified, so transnational companies have to accept the new game rules and to switch focus to young and fast growing markets. All these processes increased the demand for aroma and bitter hop as well as their acreage expansion on two continents. However now there appeared a downward trend of alcohol consumption in the world, so even special sorts can soon turn to be sufficient. In this connection the dynamic American hop market is already facing some problems. EU hop producers have become more cautious, they are not racing to exceed the demand and look forward with more confidence, judging by the contract terms. 

Hop Market in Russia

Germany still dominates the Russian market, yet over the recent two years one has been able observe a continuous success of Czech hop suppliers. Their expansion and growing popularity of hops from the United States became the drivers of supplies growth in 2016 despite the preceding modest harvest crop in the EU, as well as the factor of relative stability in 2017. In this connection, in 2017, the ratio of the varieties continued to shift towards the aroma ones, and the supplies of Magnum hop and other alpha varieties were reduced. However, the import of bitter hop pellets is partially replaced by extracts, especially from the major beer manufacturers. Total volumes of alpha acid supplies, according to our estimation, decreased by approximately 5% and returned to the level of 2015. Barth Haas Group continues dominating the hop products market; HVG also increased its weight. At the same time, Morris Hanbury significantly reduced the supplies in 2017.

GlobalMalt announces change in shareholder structure

Tivoli Malz GmbH and GermanMalt GmbH & Co KG, both owners of each 50% of GlobalMalt, announced today, that Tivoli is acquiring all shares of the company from GermanMalt. By doing so, Tivoli will hold 100% of GlobalMalt GmbH & Co KG and of GlobalMalt Verwaltungs GmbH, as well as 60% of GlobalMalt Polska Sp. z o.o in Bydgoszcz/Poland. After the expected authorization of merger control, Tivoli will fully control GlobalMalt, which had previously organized the marketing of all malt produced by the Group in Germany and malt produced by the Polish subsidiary, GlobalMalt Polska to international brewing groups.

GermanMalt including its subsidiaries Rhein-Ruhr-Malz GmbH und Th?ringer Malz GmbH with malthouses in Worms, M?lheim/Ruhr, Sangerhausen and Clingen will be sold to the international malting group GrainCorp Malt. Details of this sale will be published in a separate press release.

Tivoli, who also owns the biggest malting plant of the GlobalMalt group in Hamburg, is further expanding its malt footprint with the announced step. The combined annual malting capacity of GlobalMalt in Hamburg and GlobalMalt Polska in Bydgoszcz/Poland is about 190000 mt

GlobalMalt will continue to be the reliable supplier of quality malt from Germany and Poland it became known for since the foundation of the company in 2000.

25 Jul. 2011

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